The Interior Secretary and members of the dissident National Teachers Union Coordinadora group met Wednesday following violent events in Nochixtlán, Oaxaca, that killed nine people and lefts scores wounded by gunfire.
Public Education Secretary Aurelio Nuño guaranteed that education reform will continue and will be expanded.
Dissident teacher demonstrations and disturbances in Oaxaca have affected 22 of the 30 Diconsa supply centers, government subsidized products such as milk and basic supplies, in that state, said Social Development Secretary, José Antonio Meade.
He said that 22 Diconsa supply centers, that provide goods to 1,800 stores, have failed to receive supplies in 10 days. He said that about 1.5 million people live in the affected area and have not been able to receive supplies of corn, rice, cornflower, sugar and beans.
Pemex said that fuel supply is guaranteed in the short term at the Salina Cruz refinery in Oaxaca despite blockades and protests by dissident Section 22 teachers. Pemex said that if protests continue the refinery could shut down.
Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo guaranteed economic and financial backing for Oaxacan companies affected by dissident teacher blockades and protests.
He said that the government will provide aid to small and medium-sized companies ranging from 10,000 to 20,000 pesos and financing could reach two million pesos for large firms.
Presidential spokesman Eduardo Sánchez said that secondary legislation linked to the National Anti-Corruption System approved by Congress last week, will be assessed by the Executive branch prior to enactment.
He said that the deadline to review the legislation is a month and in that span of time legal counsel Humberto Castillejos will write a report on the laws that will be submitted to the president.
The head of the Permanent Congressional Committee, Roberto Gil Zuarth, said that Congress is open to any observations or a veto on the part of the federal executive branch on the Three by Three law.
A local judge in Nayarit handed down an indictment against drug trafficker Héctor “El Güero” Palma on charges of homicide. Palma, who was recently released from prison in the United States after serving nine years on a drug trafficking conviction, is accused of killing Antonio Contreras, former deputy director of the Nayarit Judiciary Police and his bodyguard, José Cruz Guerrero, in May 1995.